Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education

Our vision is to build our students into being confident, respectful, safe, and informed young people who value each other and the world. We want to ensure all students are equipped to make the right choices in their individual lives and become valued members of the community. We pride ourselves on setting high expectations and promote a safe, secure and honest environment for students to learn and discuss in a safe setting. The CPSHE team are passionate about the broad curriculum we offer and strive to develop a range of transferrable skills which will encourage students to be the best they can be in every aspect of their lives. 

Our core aims are delivered by open and honest discussions with our young people. We ensure clear facts are taught and we help students build the skills to deal with varying situations in their life. Students are set challenging questions to stretch and challenge them and where appropriate we include active learning.

Our approach to teaching and learning is to make all topics as relevant and hard hitting as possible, so students fully understand the key issues. We are open as staff and allow students to ask relevant questions, in order for students to get the best out of their learning. We remain as neutral as possible so as not to pose our views and opinions onto students and allow them to make their minds up for themselves.

We ensure that topics are relevant to each individual year group and assess this at the end of each year and adapt where necessary. We value students feedback and ensure that the development of the curriculum process is two way, with both staff and students views taken into consideration. 

We ensure retention and depth of knowledge by use of retrieval tasks every lesson, use of knowledge organisers throughout their studies, assessment for learning, effective homework is set regularly and links to the work we are covering.  Some of the curriculum is based on a spiral approach where students build on from topics covered each year. We complete baseline assessments at the beginning and end of one unit per term to monitor progress and retention. 

Please note: Relationship and Sex Education is a statutory requirement within all schools. However, Parents/carers have the right to remove their child from relationships and sex education. If this is the case, a letter needs to be sent to me, outlining your reasons.

Miss M. Freer

Head of CPSHE

If you wish to contact me, my email address is freerm@bowerpark.co.uk

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